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Saint Lucia Jazz 2018

The Saint Lucia Jazz Festival 2018 kicks off on May 7 with A World of Jazz at the Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa and Beach Resort and climaxes with a Mother’s Day Special at the Pigeon Point National Landmark on Sunday, May 13. Over seven days and nights, patrons will take a musical journey with thrilling Jazz performances featuring […]

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Kontact claims the “Road Ahead’ for Crop Over

The words “Nuh rain cyan stop dis jam,” aptly describe Kontact’s band launch of 2018. Though showers of blessings came down intermittently throughout the night’s proceedings, the models were ready to show what was on offer, and why the rains would not stop them from displaying the colours. The Road Ahead is this year’s theme and from all that […]

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Seize the Moment with Eunoia This Crop Over

The phrase premium Crop Over band gets thrown around a lot this time of year. Many bands promise a signature experience that you won’t get with their competitors. However, it usually means the prices for costumes will be very “premium” in nature, but that’s about it. This year, Eunoia has set out to change that. With a […]

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Aidonia Star Act at Reggae Beach Party

With one leap into the crowd Sunday night, popular dancehall artiste Aidonia cemented his position as the headline act at this year’s Magnum Tonic Wine Reggae Beach Party. This year’s event created a lot of buzz amongst reggae and dancehall fans after it was first announced Aidonia would be leading the charge on the stage Sunday, with DJ Puffy, Ding Dong and the ever so […]

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A night of soulful praise at Jus Worship concert

The presence of God could be felt at the Sir Garfield Sobers Sports Complex last Saturday as hundreds of patrons sang, jumped, waved and dance unto the Lord at Jus Worship. The HiArt Entertainment Group event was a hit among gospel lovers as Barbados welcomed for the first time, international recording artist Travis Greene. His powerful testimony introduced […]

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The Little Mermaid wows patrons

This weekend’s staging of The Little Mermaid by Operation Triple Threat (OTT) was nothing short of amazing. The young and the young at heart filled Frank Collymore Hall each night for an exceptional production – a tapestry of singing, dancing and acting of a classic love story portrayed by some of Barbados’ most talented young […]

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Xhosa Band Vows Better for 2018


Xhosa Barbados is promising to make amends with masqueraders this year after a disappointing 2017 performance. The Grand Kadooment band, now in its fourth year, launched its 2018 theme Circle of Life to curious patrons at the National Conservation Commission’s Botanical Gardens on Sunday. Last year, Xhosa won the top prize for Large Band of the Year, Best Party […]

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Krave the band in a fighting spirit for 2018

What happens when colour and creativity collide and are energized with spectacle? We get the Year of the Savage of course. At their weekend launch, the five-year-old Krave the Band signalled its intentions to bring the full action, no posing, to this year’s Crop Over season. The stage was set early in the proceedings with strong showings from the selected DJs, DJ Psalms and Mad […]

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2018 Reggae festival ready to go

The stage is set for the hosting of the 15th annual Reggae on the Hill show at the Farley Hill Park in St Peter. During a site visit today with stakeholders, organizers of the event which forms part of the 14th annual Barbados Reggae Festival, said they have made a few tweaks this year to […]

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First EDM music festival ends on high note 

Over 1,000 visitors from Canada and the US decended on Barbados for five-days of non-stop partying and activity at the first ever Vujaday Music Festival – an exposition of house and electronic dance music. The festival, which ran from April 4 – 8, was held at six unique locations across the island: Nikki Beach in St Peter, Bellevue Plantation […]

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Concert for a Cause delivers

The beat goes on for HeadStart musicians – children between ages eight and ten – who will continue to receive free beginner level training on the saxophone, trumpet, flute, clarinet and percussion. It’s all thanks to the inaugural annual Concert for a Cause organized by jazz saxophonist Elan Trotman. The show, held at the Hilton Barbados Resort, included performances from talented Barbadian musicians […]

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Alexandra model search crowns Howell and Forde

The Alexandra School held its annual model search, entitled EXODUS: The Fashion Movement, last Sunday on the premises. The competition is part of an effort organized by the school to aid in activities outside the normal school curriculum. Though the night started a bit behind schedule the stage was set, the contestants ready and the spectacle […]

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Ashley Lashley crowned Miss Barbados World

Ashley Lashley has been crowned Miss Barbados World. Lashley beat out six contestants during last night’s pageant at the Concord Experience. She will be going to China to represent Barbabdos.

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No love for Buju in T&T

The concert is 13 months away but already the LGBT community in this country is expressing its displeasure with Reggae singer and one of dancehall’s stalwarts, Buju Banton’s schedule visit to T&T in 2019. It has resolved there should be no promoting of artistes who promote violence against against LGBT people. In the past some of […]

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Soca high

Gimme Soca fans enjoy Crop Over preview by Katrina King If last weekend’s Gimme Soca show were a preview of what to expect this Crop Over, then we are in for a thriller of a summer festival. Like bees to honey, hundreds of soca lovers descended on Pirate’s Cove last Saturday for the premium event […]

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Spiritual awakening

Sonfest lives up to its billing The Holy Spirit was alive and well at the Party Stand on Easter Monday during the staging of Sonfest: A Holy Thriller. After a seven-year hiatus, the gospel show, which is hosted by the Kingdom Culture International Church, returned with a bang. Hundreds packed in the venue for what […]

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Lions delight

Charity holds variety concert It was a delightful evening of music last weekend at the Combermere School Hall as the Lions Club of Bridgetown hosted a variety concert. The three-hour long event was as diverse as it was enjoyable, catering to both the young and the old. It included performances by the Royal Barbados Police […]

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